Pondless waterfalls are simply put, "pun intended", a re-circulating waterfall and /or stream without the presence of a pond. You can enjoy the sight and sound of running water without the maintenance of a pond.
The waterfall is undoubtedly the most beautiful and favored feature in the water garden. But if space is lacking or if safety is a concern with a pond, then go Pondless! The name says it all. It's a waterfall and stream without the pond. So why would you want a waterfall without the pond? Truth is, not everyone does, but it can be a great attention getter at an entryway to your home or business or an alternative for someone who isn't quite sure if a pond is right for their family.
Here is an example of what a friend of mine on Facebook did for one of their customers. This is for an insurance company, now wouldn't that get you to at least get out of your car to take a look to see what they are all about.
In a nutshell, a pondless system has a hidden basin and waterflows up for the effect (waterfalls or water feature) then returns back to the underground basin.